In our last eastside meeting for 2019, Chris Laurel will talk about "Nothing: Understanding nil, Void, and Never in Swift". Here is his description of the talk.
"This presentation will be a fun exploration of Swift’s different concepts of nothingness. We’ll look at some seemingly esoteric language constructs and use them to develop a deeper intuition for Swift types—features that may at first glance seem absurd end up being important for Swift’s safety and expressiveness. Only a basic familiarity with Swift is assumed, so while we’ll touch on some advanced ideas, novices should have no trouble following along."
Please send a meetup message to Ram (http://www.meetup.com/xcoders/members/158938212/) if you'd like to speak a future meeting. You could either do a lightning talk (~10 minutes) or a longer talk for 30-75 minutes.
The meeting starts at 7pm and it will be held in the first floor conference room 101 of Thinkspace in downtown Redmond ( http://thinkspace.com/about/location/ ). (http://thinkspace.com/about/location/)
Thinkspace is a 2-minute walk from the Redmond transit center. So if you’re coming over from downtown Seattle, you can take the bus (ST Express 545) to get here quickly.
Alternately, if you drive, parking is free.
After the meeting, a subset of attendees (typically 10-20 people) walk or drive to a nearby Irish pub/restaurant (JJ Mahoney's)